Patrick W

Patrick W

  • Commented on Standard Horizon HX870, handheld VHF/GPS/DSC powerhouse
    Thanks Ben! I will mostly use the HX870 on my Cornish Crabber "Magna Graecia" so I was leaning towards assigning it the same MMSI but I just wanted to make sure there were no unintended or unexpected consequences of doing...
  • Commented on Standard Horizon HX870, handheld VHF/GPS/DSC powerhouse
    Just bought one - should I use the same MMSI number I have for my fixed mount VHF (also SH) or get a new MMSI? Thanks Patrick...
  • Commented on New MMSI numbering scheme for handheld VHF with DSC and GPS
    I'm in the same position - just unwrapped and charged my SH HX870. I'd like to take it with me when i crew aboard a friend's Tartan 4300 from Annapolis to Haverstraw NY this week. Should I just use the...
  • Commented on The damn iPad: iNavX, X-Traverse, Navimatics & AC
    Looks like 60% off iNavX this w/e for July 4th http://iosnewapp.com/app/286616280/inavx-sailing-boating-and-marine-navigation Not 100% sure as I already have the app so I just see " Open" not the pice. Very happy with iNavX at full price so $19.99 seems lime...
  • Commented on WiFi MFD's, Navico GoFree promises more than met
    Thanks Ben - Navionics Boating does indeed show depth. Still no luck with any other apps but it was 26 here this morning and no heat on the boat so I didn't spend long fiddling....
  • Commented on WiFi MFD's, Navico GoFree promises more than met
    Thanks Greg, Xavier and Ben - sorry I wasn't signed in when I asked the question above. Mirroring my Vulcan is now more stable since I updated the MFD to the latest software but I am still having trouble getting...
  • Posted Panbo classifieds - thanks Ben! to Panbo Forum
    A reader from Poland contacted me about my Standard Horizon CP300 plotter after I posted it for sale on Panbo and I finally delivered it to a nearby family member today - avoiding PayPal and shipping costs my end, and...
  • Commented on The Travel 1003, a serious case of Torqeedo love
    Sorry about that Ben - the above comment was clearly mine. I thought I was signed in though....
  • Commented on The Travel 1003, a serious case of Torqeedo love
    I've long preferred a hard dinghy and oars but recent back problems may have put paid to rowing for me - at least into a chop and/or head wind so I think a Torqeedo is the answer. I have two...
  • Commented on Best (value) cartography for B&G Vulcan?
    Ben, I just called B&G and your surmise is correct - no radar capabilities for the Vulcan. Price for the 7 FS was confirmed at $599 but the guy I spoke to didn't have info on the 5 bond the...
  • Commented on Best (value) cartography for B&G Vulcan?
    And today we get a Vulcan 5 announced! http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=151636 Priced at $419!...
  • Commented on Best (value) cartography for B&G Vulcan?
    ForwardScan is attractive to me! Just not sure I can justify the expense at the moment - and another through-hull. I wouldn't want to shut the door on the option though. I'll watch your posts for more details. And BTW...
  • Commented on Best (value) cartography for B&G Vulcan?
    Ben, what have you heard about the new Vulcan? I just found this http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=151629 which indicates it will be compatible with ForwardScan sonar and Broadband radar and the US price will be $599. I can't find anything on the US...
  • Commented on Best (value) cartography for B&G Vulcan?
    Hi Ben, The more I look in to this the more I am leaning to Navionics - especially after calling B&G and being told that they find it runs more smoothly than C-Map on the Vulcan. Thanks for the heads...
  • Posted Best (value) cartography for B&G Vulcan? to Panbo Forum
    I have a B&G Vulcan on order for my Cornish Crabber - I currently have an adequate Standard Horizon CP180 but after installing a Triton SDW system, the lure of the sailing features , wifi, N2k and a Thanksgiving 15%...
  • Commented on Digital Yacht iAIS, hello apps developers
    Brookhouse has now introduced their "iMux" - a multiplexer with WiFi. http://brookhouseonline.com/news.htm It is not yet on their price list but I have just had an email from Wout letting me know that the price is $325 (more for the...
  • Commented on PAS-Thru Box, a NMEA 0183 necessity?
    Hi Philipp, No problem shipping to Germany. I'm looking for $79 for the small one and $99 for the large. If you email me at patricksantispamaccount (at) gmail.com I'll reply to you from my regular email. Thanks Patrick...
  • Commented on PAS-Thru Box, a NMEA 0183 necessity?
    I have a couple of spare boxes - one large one small - bought for a customers boat but no longer needed. If anyone is still looking for one let me know. They are pretty easy to ship....
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